Saturday, September 14, 2013

Today's freebie and addressing produce

 A knock on my door this afternoon was one of college boys' friends with a bag of produce from his step father's garden" tomatoes, cukes, egg plant. Nice.
I processed the tomatoes along with ones I already had from the CSA and ended up with 7 more pints for the pantry. We'll appreciate them in the dead of Winter. The cukes? I am thinking of making some relish. Egg plant? not sure. Not a vegetable we've really eaten much.


Anonymous said...

Try eggplant Parmesan. An awesome dish!

BlissfulButterfly said...

Maybe you could made eggplant parmesan. It's so good!

Nancy said...

Try ratatouille...eggplant (peeled and cubed), zucchini (sliced), bell pepper (cut into strips), onion (Sliced), garlic (pressed), and peeled (or canned in a pinch) tomatoes...add some fresh oregano or basil, chopped (or both) and cook down in a dutch oven or crockpot into a yummy stew! Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper if you want. I serve this in big bowls with a hot bread or over pasta.

DW said...

We make "eggplant steaks" (Sort of eggplant parm without the sauce and cheese, LOL)

Slice it into rounds, then bread the pieces and place on a greased baking sheet. Spray a little Pam on the tops. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes to a half hour (if it's soft, it's done). Serve with whatever side dishes you want.

I second ratatouille ... very good over pasta.

AllRecipes has a bunch of eggplant dishes on its site. I plan to try the Hot and Sour Chinese Eggplant this week (with a couple of modifications).